Normal Anatomy of the Shoulder Joint
How does the Shoulder joint work?
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Rotator cuff is the group of tendons in the shoulder joint providing support and enabling wider range of motion. Major injury to these tendons may result in tear of these tendons and the condition is called as rotator cuff tear.
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Shoulder impingement is also called as swimmer’s shoulder, tennis shoulder, or rotator cuff tendinitis. It is the condition of inflammation of the tendons of the shoulder joint caused by motor vehicle accidents, trauma, and while playing sports such as tennis, baseball, swimming and weight lifting.
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Frozen shoulder is the condition of painful shoulder limiting the movements because of pain and inflammation. It is also called as adhesive capsulitis and may progress to the state where an individual may feel very hard to move the shoulder.
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Shoulder joint replacements are usually done to relieve pain and when all non-operative treatment to relieve pain have failed.
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Shoulder instability is a chronic condition that causes frequent dislocations of the shoulder joint. A dislocation occurs when the end of the humerus (the ball portion) partially or completely dislocates from the glenoid (the socket portion) of the shoulder. A partial dislocation is referred to as a subluxation whereas a complete separation is referred to as a dislocation.
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- Mid Humeral Fracture
- Reverse total shoulder replacement
- SLAP Repair
- Bankart Repair
- Shoulder Labrum Reconstruction
- Rotator Cuff Bursitis
- Minimally Invasive Shoulder Joint Replacement
Click on the topics below to find out more from the Orthopaedic connection website of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.
- Common Shoulder Injuries
- Shoulder Trauma
- Shoulder Pain
- Arthritis of the Shoulder
- Shoulder Impingement
- Frozen Shoulder
- Rotator Cuff Tears
- Biceps Tendon Tear at the Shoulder
- Shoulder Joint Tear
- Chronic Shoulder Instability
- Shoulder Dislocation
- Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
- Tendonitis of the Long Head of Biceps
- Broken Collarbone
- Fracture of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)